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Developer on Fire - Accessing Goodness

Andromeda founder and CTO Martine Dowden talks with Dave Rael of Developer on Fire about being a geek, psychology, art, accessibility, business, and lifestyle.

Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and usable, Martine delivers products that adhere to WCAG and Section 508 for accessibility and compliance. She approaches User Experience from both Art and Science, drawing from her degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Martine has worked as an artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. She stays active in the industry, teaching new developers at Eleven Fifty Academy, attending and speaking at conferences and meetups, and publishing the occasional blog. In 2015, Martine's children's book Programming Languages ABC++ was published by Inedo, and in 2016 the Workbook Edition sold over 20,000 copies.

Interview topics:

  • - Martine's interest in psychology
  • - Martine's interest in accessibility
  • - Are accessibility concerns edge cases?
  • - Ways of testing for accessibility
  • - How Martine became interested in accessibility
  • - Connecting art and psychology to technology and complementary skills and personalities
  • - Deliberate lifestyle decisions
  • - The Programming Languages ABC++ book project
  • - Martine's story of failure - increasingly bad ideas from increasingly more organizationally powerful people in the heat of a crisis
  • - Martine's book recommendations
  • - Martine's experience with speaking at conferences
  • - Barriers to fully embracing a commitment to accessibility
  • - How Martine stays current with what she needs to know
  • - Martine's top 3 tips for delivering more value

Listen to the podcast on Developer on Fire: Episode 395 | Martine Dowden - Accessing Goodness

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